Beacon, The DC Hub For Female Entrepreneurs To Host Startup Law 101 Workshop
Beacon is a hub for female founders and business owners. The host events to help prop up women led businesses in the nation’s capital. Now they are looking to inject capital into women led companies via a grant program.
The Beacon DC starts off with a directory of the women owned businesses in Washington DC. They also hold a variety of events. In fact one look at their calendar and there’s an event furthering women entrepreneurship in or near DC practically every day. They help women founders by giving them access to education and mentoring in a variety of areas that are prudent to starting and sustaining businesses.
One of the hardest things for a new founder, male or female, is navigating intellectual property law. From needing to know if they need an NDA just to talk about their product, to the initial workings of a patent application, the internet is plagued with varying advice. Beacon wants to make sure that founders in the nation’s capital are equipped with the right information about IP law.
“IP serves as the foundation for many business operations,” BEACON fellow Deloris Wilson told Technical.ly. “and we want to make sure DC’s women entrepreneurs are best equipped to navigate this increasingly complicated space.”
Beacon is hosting a full day workshop on August 23rd called “Startup Law 101” at the Google building on Capitol Hill. Registration is required but the workshop is free. A variety of corporate and legal partners will lead sessions including:
- Fish & Richardson PC
- PCK Law
- HP Enterprises
- Hogan Lovells
- USPTO Pro Bono Program
- Finnegan and more.
They are hosting a reception immediately following the workshop from 5:00-7:30pm.
Wilson explained that not only will the workshop offer valuable IP legal discussions, but attendees will also hear about IP mishaps, that could happen to any founder, it’s a ““legal training with actual experiences of entrepreneurs who have made IP-errors—and had to fix their mistakes as a result,” Wilson explained to technical.ly
Free registration is required here.